SHORT RIDDLES

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Here is a bit of insight relating to riddles in the form of historical facts:
  • Many ancient cultures used riddles as a form of contest, and sometimes getting the right answer was a matter of life and death.
  • Archaeologists have found many brain teasing artifacts written on the walls of ancient temples in the Eastern world.
  • A variety of African cultures have used and still use riddles to pass along traditional messages and beliefs generationally.
  • People in Ancient Greece who were able to solve riddles were more popular in this society as they were very much admired by the people who couldn't.
  • The earliest example of a written puzzle/riddle that we have today is said to be from Babylonian times.
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    Odd Number Becomes Even

    Can you solve this classic number riddle before getting hung?
    What odd number becomes even when beheaded?
    Body parts remaining: 6
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    Hint: Spell the number out.
    Seven
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    Parade Month Riddle

    Hint:
    March
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    Get There By Subway Riddle

    Hint:
    New York City
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    Oranges And Bells Riddle

    Hint:
    Because they both must be peeled
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    Winnie The Pooh Riddle

    Hint:
    Kanga
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    Crying Wolf Riddle

    Hint:
    To get a Howling experience.
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    Rings Tell My Age Riddle

    Hint:
    A tree
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    Unable To Walk Riddle

    Hint:
    A drop of water.
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    The Clown Dressed Goat Riddle

    Hint:
    A silly billy.
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    Have No Fear Riddle

    Hint:
    A shadow.
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